Monday, September 07, 2009

Cupcake Wrapper Halloween Tags

The idea for this project came about when I stumbled upon these wonderful cupcake wrappers by Martha Stewart at Michael's when I was visiting my family in Marquette, in northern Michigan. I opened the box in the store and immediately fell in love with the detail of these stunning baking cups. They are almost too pretty to use them for their intended purpose.

These black, white, and orange retro-inspired images can be downloaded from Melissa Valeriote's "Fantastical World of Holidays." Her simply amazing artwork will stir your Halloween imagination to new levels. No matter how many times I visit her blog, I love how she brings her little critters to life!

Creating these unexpected Halloween tags is relatively simple. Just cut out the bottom of the cupcake liner, and glue to a circular piece of card stock. I added crepe paper rosettes, and then pasted the images that were also adhered to black card stock. My enthusiasm for the Halloween swaps has soared more than I ever imagined. Beginning September 19th, my first package will be mailed and the fun will begin! I can't wait to show you what I receive!


snowbear said...

Nancy!!! I too fell in love with that Martha stuff... I can't wait to put it to use!!

I love your update!!! it's awesome... project is great.. I agreed with you.. they were too fabulous to use as intended... you found a great use!

Nancy said...

Nancy: What a great idea!

Christine Edwards said...

Yes, Martha has some great stuff for Halloween this year. I went crazy with my 25% off Martha coupon a week ago. Great use of the cupcake wrappers...especially since I probably won't actually use them for cupcakes. :-)

whymsicalmusings said...

Nancy these are just FABULOUS!! I love so much of what Martha Stewart does! I also love the new hauntingly Erie background:)

Sending you a big HUG!!!

Janine said...

cupcakes wrapped up in this lovely items will taste twice as good as usuall I suppose